Residents’ Request: Help Us!

11 Jun

Warning: If you are a student or a minor, please leave this blog NOW!

This Is A Public Service Announcement

Help Us Help You!

A group of concerned citizen residents is preparing a packet to be submitted to NYS Education Department in regard to the various illegal actions that occurred prior to voting and at the voting location at the RCS high school on May 15, 2012.

Those residents have set up a special e-mail to receive information on what you actually during the time leading up to the voting and at the voting location in the RCS High School. If you experienced anything you consider improper, if you saw any activity you thought was wrong (signs being damaged, for example) or just plain out of place (young people trying to encourage a voter to vote YES!, any political signs in the area of the voting, etc.), or any other irregularity, please write to the e-mail address, It is confidential and your name etc. will be kept secret. if you, a family member and or other person(s)  has information in regard to any of the items listed below that you may witnessed prior to or during the voting on the RCS School District Budget. Here are the specific items we need to know about:

  1. Were you or anyone that you know NOT requested to provide identification prior to voting?
  2. Did you witness anyone wearing clothing or carrying signs that promoted voting either a YES or NO?  Please identify where, how many? Can you identify that/those persons by name? Student? Adult?
  3. Did you witness or experience intimidation and/or pressure to vote in a particulr way.
  4. If you felt you were being coaxed or intimidated to vote a certain way, did the intimidation occur at the voting location at the high school, in a classroom or anywhere on school grounds.  Please be specific in regard to location and names of any individuals involved or witnessing the intimidation.
  5. Do you feel that having the voting in the high school itself was improper influence on voters? Do you feel that the voting should have been held in an education-neutral location?

Please do your civic duty and report any irregularities. We’d like to hear from you about anything you have to say.

Please! You have friends and neighbors who are willing to protect you and your rights. But your immediate attention and support and assistance is required so that this comunity can ensure NYS Education Department has factual information to support the enforcement of the laws that protect all members of this community.

Again, if you have any information on the events leading up to and during the May 15, 2012, school budget voting, if you feel you were left out of any discusssions, felt that you might experience retaliation if you spoke up or if you didn’t vote in a particular way, or if you saw or heard of any of the events listed above (and can identify time, place, and persons) PLEASE let us know at Remember, anything you share will be kept confidential!

Please print this out and give it to a neighbor who might not have access to this blog. They’ll thank you for it!

But YOU have to Help, too!

Special Notice: We make every effort to be truthful, complete, fair, and balanced on this blog; therefore, if you see anything that you know to be false or incorrect, or if you have additional information to clarify any issue, please let us know by e-mailing your information or by leaving a comment. It’s very important to us that we don’t fall into the same category as those whom this blog is intended to expose. Thank you very much in advance for your cooperation and assistance!

5 responses to “Residents’ Request: Help Us!

  1. Simon

    June 11, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I’ll respond to your RFI, and can post it here. I had already responded to most of the concerns in another blog section here.

    For #1 – Noone is required to provide identification. Not even for the national elections – – even voting for President. The only time you’re required to provide identification is if you’re not in the book of registered voters. It is normal for the vast majority of voters to never have to provide any identification at all.

    #2 – I did see kids (we’re talking really young ones… not middle or high schoolers) with the T-Shirts on in the Gym where voting was taking place. While I would consider this an issue in a “normal” year, it is my opinion that this budget vote was so contentious that virtually all voters knew 100% how they were voting *on the budget* before they even drove up to the school and (again, my opinion) the shirts had virtually no effect on the numbers. If the difference was 20 votes, I’m with you. 200?

    #3 & #4 – I has not, nor did I witness intimidation. I have heard of multiple cases (in both directions), away from the polling place, but this was only anecdotal.

    #5 – I have no issues with the voting taking place in the school. We have plenty of experience with budgets being voted down when the election was being held in the school.



  2. Simon

    June 11, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    The key for fast tracking the plan is to tell all these people who have no real interest in the school to stay home and take their personal differences somewhere else.

    If Donna doesn’t show up to the meeting, there’s no reason for the DeLucas to show up. They’ll just follow her to Dunkin Donuts or somewhere else. Donna’s not making school comments anyways, she’s just complaining about the people who crashed the business owners meeting.

    A huge step towards addressing these issues would be if John Vadney showed some REAL leadership and addressed these behaviors head-on rather than reading the canned “everyone be nice to each other!” disclaimer and then just sitting there. HE HAS TO START CONTROLLING THESE MEETINGS. Real leadership is not defined by how you carry yourself through the “easy times”… it’s defined by how you handle the “tough times”.

    Once there’s no forum for all these people to make asses of themselves, and it’s shown that John will not put up with the behavior at the meetings, those people will all find something else to entertain themselves with.



    • Fides qua Creditur

      June 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm

      Very cogent and well articulated observations, Simon. I do agree and I’m certain many of our visitors and regular readers will agree as well.

      Thank you, once again!


  3. Simon

    June 11, 2012 at 11:50 am

    At what point do we proceed with the “moving forward” part of the plan?

    Just asking so I can mark my calendar.



    • Fides qua Creditur

      June 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm

      No need for sarcasm, Simon. First correction, then progress. To build a house on a swamp is bad planning. Clean up, dry up, level out, then build. We’ve been building on leach fields for generations in this area! Time to clean the sewerage away and start remediating. If you have a projected date of completion, please mark that on your calendar. If you have a suggestion/plan for fast-tracking the process, please let us know.




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